With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!
EMOTIONAL INTIMACY: HOW TO CONNECT ON A DEEPER LEVEL
You and your spouse have a good marriage–great, even–but you’re ready to take it to the next level. Maybe you’re physically intimate, but you want more of that intimacy to extend to your emotional life.
In today’s post, we’re sharing five tips for increasing the emotional intimacy in your relationship. Each of these tips builds on the next to help you create the deep, fulfilling connection you’re craving.
Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:
- Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
- Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
- Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.
Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable.
For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.
HE SAID/SHE SAID
Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.
We asked: In what ways are you closer now than when you were newlyweds?
McKenzie: When we first got married, Alston was training for a marathon. I would run with him a lot, and we even did a half-marathon together! It wasn't until we grew closer that I was able to express my true dislike for running anything over a mile. Now I just cheer him on from the sidelines.
Alston: As newlyweds we had the luxury of going on dates all the time, sometimes 2-3 times a week. Now that we are parents, we are lucky if we go on one date a week. What has brought us closer has been learning not to take date nights for granted, and to be more intentional with the time we have—usually over dinner and a large popcorn at the movies.
Talk About It - In what ways are you closer now than when you were newlyweds?
Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.
One of the things I love about your personality is _________!
Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...
3 Shows Every Married Couple Should Watch Together by Dave Willis
Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...
The Man’s Guide to Making Valentine’s Day Last All Year by Justin Murff
During one meal this week, ask each other this question:
You’ve got 15 minutes and a large cart to grab all the merchandise you want for FREE . . . in any store you choose. What store would you choose?
CHECK IT OUT
The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.
- Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.